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Title:
'Funny, you don't look Jewish' : a guide to Jews and Jewish life
Author:
Brichto, Sidney.
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Publication Information:
Northampton : Pilkington, 1996.

©1994
Physical Description:
188 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Reprinted 1996.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781929074013

9781566490207
Format :
Book

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In an attempt to explain Jews, their way of life, and their beliefs, especially to non-Jews, Brichto, a popular British rabbi (born in America) begins by examining some stereotypes about Jews (e.g., Jews have always been persecuted, Jews stick together, Jews are all related, all Jews are rich, Jews drive a hard bargain). He then goes on to explain Jewish religious beliefs, spirituality and practices, Jewish ethics, and the tragic side of Jewish humor. He even explores the question of whether the world would be better without Jews. His calm and reasoned arguments should indeed help non-Jews understand their Jewish neighbors. They may also help Jews themselvesÄparticularly young peopleÄunderstand some of the misperceptions others hold. Originally published in Great Britain in 1994, this is a worthwhile addition to public and synagogue libraries.ÄMarcia G. Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.